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Peer Worker (Heo - Non Grad) - Kempsey Community Mental Health - Perm Part Time

Mid North Coast Local Health District - North Bondi, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Position Classification: Health Educ Off Non Grad
Remuneration: 54196 - 79860
Hours Per Week: 19
Requisition ID: REQ206316

 Advertising Closes: 2 March 2021

What you'll be doing

Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD) Mental Health Services are committed to building a professional Peer Workforce that supports consumers living with mental illness and distress in their recovery journey. The Mental Health Peer Workforce in MNCLHD is comprised of employees who have a lived or living experience of mental ill health, suicide and recovery, as well as additional life and work skills they bring to the role.

The Peer Workforce is seen as vital in the support and guidance they positively offer to Consumers and the Mental Health Service. This is achieved by being an effective support person and role model that can offer new insights and hope in the practical meaning personal recovery. Peer Services is part of the wider Peer Workforce in Mid North Coast, Port Macquarie.

With the expansion of the Inpatient Recovery Services, part of this role of Peer Worker is to assist with the Consumers transition from inpatient services to community. The Peer Worker roles will have a focus on working within the inpatient recovery services but is not limited to the setting. The role may require working in various locations and settings across MNCLHD.

Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply and, where found suitable, will be given higher priority. Please ensure that you declare your Aboriginality in your statement, covering letter or CV. In addition to addressing the selection criteria, Aboriginal applicants must demonstrate Aboriginality by supplying either a letter of Aboriginality signed under the common seal from a recognised incorporated Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Community organisation such as Land Council or Elders group, Aboriginal Medical Service or a letter on letterhead from a Local Aboriginal Land Council demonstrating membership of the Council. Further information on how to apply for vacancies can be obtained at http://hire.steppingup.health.nsw.gov.au/

Salary will be accordance with NSW Health State Awards for the advertised classification/s. These awards are available at http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/conditions/pages/default.aspx.


  1. Understanding of and commitment to consumer led recovery principles with the ability to utilise the lived and living experience to constructively support others with their own mental health journey.
  2. Evidence of personal experience as a consumer of mental health services, and the ability to utilise the lived experience of suicide and mental health health to support others with their own mental health recovery journey, whilst drawing on effective strategies to maintain wellness.
  3. Demonstrated ability to individually advocate and systemically advocate for mental health consumers.
  4. Completion of or willingness to undertake Certificate IV Peer Work – Mental Health qualification.
  5. Demonstrated sound written and verbal communication skills, and computer literacy with the ability to use relevant software programs (eg Word, Excel, Outlook).
  6. Good organisational and planning skills to organise one’s own daily work
  7. Ability to work independently and as part of a team and actively contribute to the further development of MNCLHD Peer Services and broader Peer Workforce.
  8. Have a current Divers Licence valid within Australia and ability to travel and work across different locations as required.

Need more information?
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For role related queries or questions contact David Noble on [email protected]

North Bondi, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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